Forge In The News
Mountain Statesman: Taylor County Schools furthering workforce development and career readiness efforts
Read the article on Mountain Statesman.
Read the article on Bluefield Daily Telegraph by Charles Boothe.
Read the article on The Register-Herald by Tina Alvey.
Read article on WV News by Conor Griffith
Read our article about Career Readiness West Virginia in WV Executive magazine.
When is the right time to start talking to children about a career?
Can the businesses in the community help the school system prepare students for careers after high school?
Frank Vitale, President and Chief Operating Officer of Forge Business Solutions met with business leaders and educators last week to answer those questions.
HUNTINGTON – High school students may believe they are ready to enter the workforce after graduation, but according to reports, employers say many students are not.
In an effort to strengthen local economies while providing increased opportunities for career exploration for West Virginia students,
OAK HILL — There are plenty of bad statistics about West Virginia.
One of the most alarming? The state’s workforce participation rate is 53 percent — nearly 10 percent below the national average.
Some argue the low workforce rate is because of a lack of jobs; others argue jobs in the state are going unfilled due to the lack of qualified applicants.
Frank Vitale, former member of the West Virginia Board of Education, talks with Hoppy Kercheval about his project with four county school board and local chambers of commerce working together to advance career opportunities in West Virginia. Listen on WVMetroNews